Preparation and Rheological Properties of Amide-based Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube Mirabilite Phase Change Materials


Glauber’s salt-based PCMs
Rheological properties




The multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) are modified by redox methods, and the surface groups of the MWCNTs are analyzed by infrared spectroscopy. And the modified MWCNTs were added to the mirabilite-based phase change materials (PCMs) at 40°C to prepare the mirabilite-based phase change composite material. The results show that when the volume fraction is 0.05% and 0.25%, when the temperature rises from 30°C to 50°C, the viscosity drop of the phase change composite material is 35.86% and 37.50%, respectively. That is, the larger the volume of the fraction of nanoparticles, the higher the viscosity, thus the greater the ability to perceive temperature fluctuations. In addition, the amide multiwalled carbon nanotube mirabilite PCMs was placed for 30 days, and the dispersion stability was good, and no phase delamination occurred.


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